Sports

Sports

COACH ME and I will learn

CHALLENGE ME and I will grow

BELIEVE IN ME and I will win

‘Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity’.        J.F.Kennedy

Physical education encourages physical activity for life, helps prevent sickness and disease, provides an outlet for creativity and self expression and develops co-operation and teamwork. It builds self-confidence, provides opportunities for personal goal-setting, increases personal fitness and helps reduce stress and anxiety. It strengthens relationships with others and boosts academic learning.

Here at the Convent of Mercy, we recognise Physical Education and Sport as integral to the holistic development of all our students. Our school facilities are among the most varied in the county with a large Sports Hall, playing fields, an all-weather pitch and tennis courts on the school grounds. All students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular sporting activities and it is a great opportunity to make new friends in first year.

Many of our students have received recognition for their participation in sport including provincial and international representation and many have been recipients of local and national sports awards. Our school has a long tradition of sporting activity and achievement.

Extra-Curricular Sporting Activities:

  • Gaelic Football
  • Soccer
  • Futsal
  • Basketball
  • Spikeball
  • Volleyball
  • Camogie
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Tag Rugby
  • Contact Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Judo
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
Camogie

Camogie

The school had two camogie matches in the junior and senior B championships. We had mixed fortunes in the matches with our juniors beaten by…
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Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby

The Convent of Mercy junior tag rugby team 2018
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Badminton

Badminton

Well done to Ciara Dowd, Éabha Dowd, Anna Higgins and Anna Murray who competed in the Connacht Badminton championshipship in Galway Lawn Tennis Club last…
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Gaelic Football 2019

Gaelic Football 2019

Junior Gaelic Football Team who won their blitz in Carrick on Shannon April 2019
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Athletics 2019

Athletics 2019

Congratulations to first year Hollie Kilroe who is the new National Cross Country schools minor Silver medalist. Hollie is a well established athlete with a…
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